Although a relatively small island, (with just 1.2 km in length and 500 m in width), Koh Bon is big when it comes to its wildlife. Different species abound such as insects, crabs, hermits, Monitor Water Lizards, local birds and many others. In addition to that, its southwestern coast can boast an array of marine creatures that makes snorkeling all the more exciting.
That’s why it is no wonder that a lot of Phuket boat tours are being offered to and from Bon Island. It is easily accessible from Phuket so those who are looking for a different flavor than the mainland, come here. Aside from that, visiting Koh Bon is also one of the best boat tours Phuket due to its romantic setting that is ideal for couples. Lying around 2 km off the Rawai beach, it is a rocky islet but is capped with rich vegetation. It also have tiny sand coves and provides two main spots for all visitors:
Bon Island Restaurant
Located at the northwestern tip, this beach is a semi-private haven that provides an amazing backdrop for tourists’ pictures. In fact, many visitors come here for photoshoots including prenup photos because the 300 meter long beach matches that of lovers – a natural paradise.
After a long morning of snorkeling and swimming, you can have a sumptuous feast from the restaurant’s delicious selections:
- Steamed fish
- Fried fish
*you can have a choice of garlic pepper, curry powder and tamarind sauce
- Tom yam goong
- Chicken sandwich
- Prawn salad
- Chicken and French fries
- International cuisine (depending on the season)
and many more..
Different cocktails such as Pina colada, Mai Tai and many others are also on offer. After getting full, you can go out again on the beach and chase large, hermit crabs which abound in the island.
Being a main attraction in the island (and one of the reasons many tourists book a private speed boat hire Phuket), the establishment is open daily from 10:00Am To 5:00Pm throughout the whole year. It is a large restaurant being able seat as much as 150 guests at any given time. What makes it a perfect fixture for Koh Bon Island is the design which includes an open dining area, bamboo salas and plenty of beach chairs scattered throughout the huge property.
Although it is semi-abandoned (with the same owner with Evason Resort which closed last 2012), it is still a crowd drawer because of its pristine waters and white shore. There are still structures that stand such as bar, spa and a restaurant. A lot of hearsay have been going around that it will be reopened but to this day, it hasn’t been worked on yet. Nevertheless, a lot of couples use it as the backdrop of their prenuptial photos and many photographers still capture its beauty through their lens.
There are many boat tours Phuket that provide get tourists to and from Bon Island but the easiest way is to hire one from us. We have a wide range of speed boat Thailand services that will suit your needs. For about 1000 baht, the trip will already be paid vice versa and it will only be around 40 minutes or less. Enjoy Bon Island!